Takamine TSF40C

Takamine TSF40C

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TSF40C, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Takamine in the Noveau & Santa Fe series.

8 user reviews

Takamine TSF40C tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Takamine
  • Model: TSF40C
  • Series: Noveau & Santa Fe
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/13/2005

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Takamine TSF40C user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 8 reviews )
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samyteam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE sound I like Takamine"

Takamine TSF40C
This is a jumbo cutaway at the 20th box

Table Solid Cedar
Sides and solid Mahogany back
Mache mahogany
Ebony Button

21 frets, mechanical oil bath
Bone nut and bridge

Japanese manufacturing
Glossy finish
Insert Santa Fe blue pearl on the 12th fret
Rosette with a dash of blue pearl

Equipped preamp Takamine CTP-2 "also called Cool Tube"
Possibility of adding an additional mic connected to the auxiliary input of the preamp.

Delivered very well finished hard case.


Takamine handle very comfortable throughout the pitch.
Access to acute is easy.
Jumbo frets very snug and perfectly polished

The weight is slightly heavier than a Folk due to the presence of CTP-2 preamp

It sounds wonderful acoustics, but once connected you discover the magic of the preamp makes the success Takamine. The sound is very well balanced and playing with the settings of the equalizer and the control in the preamp tube, we find a more beautiful sound.

I plug whenever I can to enjoy the game amplified.

The only regret I have is that it has no pickguard (beware shots mediator, it does not forgive).


If only one likes the sound of Goldman on the last tour, we quickly understand what sound Takamine. That's what I wanted to find her. I'm not disappointed.
Magic arpeggio, it is also very well balanced struming.

Connected to monitors with a nice reverb and slight chorus. It sounds awfully good.


I use it for one month and I do not get tired. About 2 hours a day of fun.

After trying a Taylor 214ce and some Martins in the same price range, I came on this Takamine with certainty that it is the latter that I needed.

A violin quality and flawless finish. € 1,200 on list price, bought € 850 in new condition.
I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I do it again this choice with his eyes closed.

She joined my family of instruments where it has a special place.

Maybe one day I dare acquire its big sister the TSF48C with a slightly larger budget, but it must be worth its price also.

philimor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Wonderful"

Takamine TSF40C
Trs good quality manufacturing
A little brand by age
Traces on the table
Varnish attack level rose
But the wood has aged well trs
One of the old with CTP1
Pulling an old version only for the battery pack


Despite the number of non ngligeable guitars I have I can say that it celu frle perfection
IMMEDIATE ease APRS rglage a small correction and frets! easel to review the action.
For the weight it is not bulky equilibrated the balance


So is the ecstasy I unplugged notes that sound natural harmony and last point that I found myself doubting a link with a reverb SECRTS cache in!
L I was able compared with the new mature wood of mine.
J'hsitais between it and a Martin D28, but may wait long before I get bored!
Connected without using the lamp is clean as a good electro ds but we seek the lamp is impressively rich! Attention has also amplifies the hiccups!
I understand better the sound and meticulous studio who swear by these sries
ESF 40, TSF40, TSF48, EN20!
Malgr.tout it will give its best on a good clean amp lamp


has had a good time I ogled the ct of tsf I do not regret having taken the plunge!
I still say that in my case the sound of the old is 100 times more than the dtour new
If you have a chance with you try not to die even for idiots like me!

surfy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine TSF40C
CHARACTERISTICS for acoustic and ergonomic exactemet is the same as the ESF 40C are:
- Shape country jumbo pan coupbr /> - Table massive cedar
- Solid mahogany back, sides mahogany on the 40C
- Rosewood 21 boxes, 12 of Turquoise Inlay me box
- Rosette pattern "Eagle Santa Fe" on the 48C, 40C on the Turquoise Inlays
- Mcaniques dores oil bath, pearly buttons Ambr
- Chromatic tuner intgrbr /> - Double nut
- High-gloss finish, making Japan.
This is the pre-amp that changes with the new CTP-1 Prampli Cooltube lamp:
- Sounds more "hot". Rglage level possible, Cool Tube
- Requires 4 AA batteries 1.5 V
- Rglage the treble is semi-paramtrique
- It has always been the equalizer and the chromatic tuner Intgr (practice prcis, and do not ncessitant the guitar or branch.)

She is beautiful, practical ... But of course, also tried to get the big sister 48C (the same with rosewood instead of mahogany), I would not put 10.


- The handle is perfect
- Access in acute, no problem
- Ergonmique, noiveau to balance the weight, no problem Hanse, even with my small frame
- The sound is superb

Ct use, nothing wrong.


- The Country Jumbo shape gives a softer sound, ideal for arpges, but lends itself well any style.
- I tried it with any amp bte, sound amplifier with Cool Tube is extraordinary. As can rgler level Cool Tube, you really see the diffrence with the old pre-amps. The sound is crystalline, it's beautiful ...

In short:
- No branch it is very well, but less than the same price Martin
- Branch, she is fabulous, but especially not with the pre-amp Cool Tube, and is 10x times better than any guitar of the same price


- I just bought it, I rgale
- The Cool Tube gnial really gives a sound, even if I am afraid to eat batteries a vengeance. I have no perspective on the hard (wear, fragility ...)
- The pure sound is softer than the average. The wood is not the best, but if you can put 600 more for the 48C (Rosewood) ...
- The report qualitprix is ​​what is the best. The price is 1230 catalog, easily ngociable 1100

It is perfect:
- A budget of about 1000
- Someone who uses his guitar plutt than just acoustic branch (even if the acoustic is good trs)

calokiri's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine TSF40C
Very good finish of all the guitar, we are in the high-end ...
for the price (less than 1000 euros secondhand today) hard to beat!
system tube preamp is very effective, and you plug it takes a slap!

edict: 2.5 + years later I again! and I return to my opinion about the "little use" battery is normal and not a problem at all;)
except that they sometimes forget to set the preamp off after tuning in then like any acoustic guitar with preamp when you forget to set off the preamp bah all need to change the batteries after (lol)


The handle is quite comfortable and ergonomic design is well balanced, it is better for some Americans but the cost is at least 2 times!
Despite the high technology tube preamp, the weight of the guitar is correct.
to sound: acoustics, everything is more ordinary for a guitar in this range but the one not buy one to avoid the electrical plug and then plug in there and this is the slap assured!

edit: Always as good as the first day


My style is pop rock and French varieties, and this guitar suits me perfectly.

not need effects to embellish the sound of this guitar
a little reverb on the amp or the PA and this is beautiful ...

+ edit 2.5ans later it goes through a multi-purpose art is even better!


My purchase is fairly new and I also really enjoy the first day of my purchase I have played over four hours, that is to say ...
the strong point that is well on the technology of tube preamp with the built-in tuner
Overall finish is very successful and polish is neat.
the handle is comfortable and the bars are no longer a complicated chore ...
a very good value for money, little less: the battery is a little hard to open but the titillating from left to right we finally found the trick, unless of having two left hands or criticism easy .. ..
reassure you it is reliable and strong!
I play for 20 years the guitar and I have tried over 30 guitars before I decided for it in much more expensive and less expensive and again, for less than 1000 euros hard to beat!

edit: 2.5ans attention to you later once she easily brand it is a little less! but hey it's a scratch it's not staying locked in its case it will flourish ...
I do not regret my purchase and do it again do it again if it is really a top prize once again has its paltry compared qualitées!

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